Friday, 6 May 2011

Nature Has It.

Something to aspire to!

 The sun shines, people start to wear clothing that borders on inappropriate to the English eye and the air is filled with a general haze of optimism. No wonder flowers choose to bust out of their sleeping bags and attempt to tackle even the most jaded of passers-by with some happiness at this time of year. May is a month where you want to commit to all things positive and regardless of the random nature of Britain' weather patterns, put a stake in your window-box and say, "Bring me sunshine".
 After a barren period of about six months my window box (I think the first acquisition on buying our house seven years ago - "no, we don't have any chairs, tables, rugs or curtains  but we look good from the outside!" ?) has just been resuscitated once again. I'm quite good at this. It involves a great deal of enthusiasm with some bulbs in early spring or a trip to the garden centre yesterday. Then I say five Hail Marys and an Our Father before chucking a bit of Holy Water at it and hoping for the best. "You're on your own now partner, let's hope you aren't too needy."
 This year The Box is sporting a random meadow like look, no contrived matchy-matchy stuff here. You can't go wrong with doing a bit of blind shopping when it comes to plants. In fact, in my humble opinion, the more colourblind you are the better your harvest will be - well, for others anyway. Nature can match any of it's rainbow of colours together and never make a pig' ear of the assembled cast. So mine is big, colourful and ... a bit odd. How long will they last, the happy colourful family of flowers out front? Only nature can tell but I sure do love 'em right now.
Onwards and upwards lads.

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